by: Yuri Elkaim

I always find that it is a good time to reflect and look back when one year comes to a close and a new one begins.

I’ve got 10 powerful insights from 2019 that will serve you either in business or in life or both.

Without further ado, here are my 10 Insights From 2019

1. Your Business Will Only Ever Grow As Much As You Do

Your business can never outgrow your personal growth. If you’re ever at a point where your business is stagnant, it’s not a business problem, it’s a you problem.

2.  What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

Who you are and where you are in life is exactly where you’re supposed to be. If you want to increase your capacity for more, you have to become more.

In business, the things that got you to a certain point are not necessarily going to get you to the next point.

3.  New Challenges Equal Growth – Same Challenges Equal Death 

As a business owner, you should look forward to new challenges.  The problems you’re dealing with today should not be the same problems you’re dealing with a year from now.

4.  Everything is Figureoutable Through Skill Acquisition

Anything you want in life as long as you want it bad enough, you can figure out how to do it.  All it is, is an acquisition of skills. If you want to learn how to do anything in business, the only thing you have to worry about is figuring out what to do, how to do it right and continually put in the “reps”.

5.   The Better You Plan, The Freer You Will Be

If you plan on what you will work on first thing in the morning before you go to bed, you will be more focused on getting your most important work done and less distracted on the more mundane things that will no move your business forward.

However, you need to have clear, actionable steps and not an ambiguous goal.

The more structure you have, the freer you become.

6.  Solving Doesn’t Serve

When you give people the answers, you dis-empower them.

7.  Face Time Matters

The more time you have with people, they better off you and they will be.  My goal is to build leaders on my team. Having more face time with my team, building them up and helping them grow, is extremely important for growth as a company and my personal freedom.

8.  Boring Is Good For Business, But A Boring Life Kills Your Happiness

We as entrepreneurs have an obsession with growth and contribution. We have a relentlessness to grow and this inability to not contribute.

In business, a dangerous word is new and exciting. What that means is that you don’t have focus and you’re trying new things all the time and you’re not giving any one thing enough attention to really master it.

In business, it should be boring, it should be repetitive, it should be more of the same but going deeper and be better in a very narrow area of expertise.

9.  Every Problem Is A People Problem And Every Solution Starts With You

Take ownership of everything in your life.  Good or bad.  You need to take responsibility and not make excuses to get out of situations.

Every problem you encounter is a people problem and every solution comes down to you as a leader first and foremost, of your own life, and your ability to have candid conversations that if you don’t have will lead to a journey of dissatisfaction.

10.  Always Listen To Your Gut

One of the great traits among great leaders is high levels of self awareness.  Your gut is your best coach.

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In This Episode I discuss:

00:00 -01:25 – Introducing Today’s Topic

01:25 – 03:00 – Your Business Will Only Ever Grow As Much As You Do

03:00 – 07:00 – What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

07:00 – 12:30 – New Challenges Equal Growth – Same Challenges Equal Death

12:30 – 16:50 – Everything is Figureoutable Through Skill Acquisition

16:50 – 25:00 – The Better You Plan, The Freer You Will Be

25:00 – 28:30 – Solving Doesn’t Serve

28:30 – 31:00 – Face Time Matters

31:00 – 40:27 – Boring Is Good For Business, But A Boring Life Kills Your Happiness

40:27 – 46:35 – Every Problem Is A People Problem And Every Solution Starts With You

46:35 – 52:00 – Always Listen To Your Gut

52:00 – 54:23 – Wrap Up With Yuri

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What You Missed:

In our last episode, we talked about keeping up with the Jones’, big plates and making more money.  I’m sure you’ve got to be wondering what all of this means has to do with each other.

What I will tell you is that Keeping up with the Jones’ is not about competing with other people. It’s about raising your standards. When you surround yourself with higher ambition, you start doing things at a higher level.

That ties into having a “bigger plate” and how you can make more money.

Tell you what, if you missed this episode, once you listen to it, it will all make sense.  I promise.

You can catch it right here: Keeping Up With The Jones’, Big Plates, and Making More Money

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